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Reconsidering the Net Generation: Putting the focus back on the technological landscape

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Scholars and pundits alike have devoted considerable attention to the so-called ‘Net Generation’, arguing that their status as ‘digital natives’ requires a complete reconception of how educators use technology. Although the explosion of educational technologies warrants closer examination, we argue that the need for this change comes not from some generational Zeitgeist, but rather the change in the technological landscape. Thus, a more fruitful approach is to examine educational technologies from a media ecology standpoint, considering what these technologies enhance, retrieve, reverse into and obsolesce.
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Keywords: Net Generation; course management systems; digital natives; education technology; pedagogy; tetrads

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Independent Scholar 2: Department of Communication, University of South Alabama

Publication date: March 1, 2017

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  • EME explores the relationships between media, technology, symbolic form, communication, consciousness, and culture. Its scope is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. Media ecology provides a rich philosophical, historical and practical context for studying our increasingly technological and mediated society and culture with an emphasis on historical context.
    Media ecology scholarship emphasizes a humanistic approach to understanding media, communication, and technology, with special emphasis on the ways in which we have been and continue to be shaped and influenced by our inventions and innovation. The Media ecology approach is predicated on understanding that media, symbols, and technologies play a leading role in human affairs, and function as largely invisible environments affecting the way we think, feel, act, and organize ourselves collectively.
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